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Kalmar and TCEEGE container terminal establish partnership with first RTG order

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 18 MARCH 2020 AT 10 AM (EET)

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with TCEEGE Konteyner Terminal İşletmeleri A.Ş. (TCEEGE) in Turkey to supply two Kalmar diesel-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2020 Q1 order intake with delivery and handover scheduled to be completed in Q4 of 2020.

TCEEGE is located 55 km from the city of Izmir on the west coast of Turkey. The terminal has an annual capacity of 500,000 TEU and has recently been purchased by the Turkish company Ege Gubre from the Spanish company Grup Maritim TCB.

The new Kalmar RTG combines the best of diesel and electric technology for fuel savings, low emissions and easy maintenance. At 1,000 hours, it has one of the longest maintenance intervals in the industry. Its modular design makes it easy to tailor to customer-specific requirements.

The two RTGs delivered to TCEEGE will each be equipped with a Variable Speed Generator (VSG), which enables even greater fuel economy and lower emissions by automatically optimising RPM according to the required power. 

Mehmet Aydiner, Port Technical Manager, TCEEGE: “The Kalmar RTG platform offers everything we are looking for in terms of technology and specification options. Furthermore, we are keen to bring new equipment online as quickly as possible, so the short delivery lead time was also an important factor in our decision. We look forward to further developing our partnership with Kalmar in the years to come.”

Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar: “It is a pleasure to bring TCEEGE on board as a Kalmar customer and help them to expand their fleet with our proven, reliable RTG technology. We have already established an excellent working partnership and look forward to building on this first order in the future.” 

Further information for the press:

Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Sales, EMEIA, tel. +358 40 536 0596, mikko.mononen@kalmarglobal.com

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,500 people. www.cargotec.com